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Wikipedia drops support for old Android smartphones; mandates TLSv1.2 to read



Just let the old platforms ride off into the sunset as originally planned
like the SSL implementations in older JRE installs, XP, etc. You shouldn't
be holding onto the past.

Ryan

On Tue, Dec 31, 2019, 12:41 AM Constantine A. Murenin <mureninc at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Tue, 31 Dec 2019 at 02:29, Matt Hoppes <
> mattlists at rivervalleyinternet.net> wrote:
>
>> Why do I need Wikipedia SSLed?  I know the argument. But if it doesnâ??t
>> work why not either let it fall back to 1.0 or to HTTP.
>>
>> This seems like security for no valid reason.
>
>
> Exactly.  I used the wording from their own page; but I think it's
> actually misleading.  They're actually going out of their way to prevent
> users of "old Android smartphones" from accessing Wikipedia; if they did
> nothing, everyone would still be able to read happily over HTTP.
>
> C.
>
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